Speed Reads

2020 election

Mitch McConnell projected to beat Amy McGrath's well-funded challenge

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is projected to retain his seat for a seventh term, Fox News and Decision Desk HQ project. He faced a well-funded challenge from retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.

McGrath raised nearly $40 million in the last quarter of her race to unseat McConnell, nearing fundraising records set by fellow Democratic Senate candidates during the 2020 race. But with much of that fundraising money coming from Democrats out of state, it wasn't enough to avoid an early call in McConnell's favor.

President Trump was also projected to win Kentucky, NBC News and The Associated Press report.